Co-Directors of Major and Minor: Liana Pennington, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Rajesh Prasad, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Professor: John A. Humphrey; Associate Professors: Carol Traynor and Kaitlyn Clarke: Assistant Professor: Adam Albina
The widespread use of technology and the Internet in today’s society has made examining, investigating, and prosecuting cyber crime an essential priority. The interdisciplinary Cyber Criminology program provides students with an understanding of these issues from the fields of criminal justice and computer science. Cyber Criminology students learn the fundamental technologies and processes that constitute the cyber environment as well as the core issues and challenges these digital advances pose to the criminal justice system. Students gain an understanding of the legal and social issues faced by the criminal justice system in addressing cyber crime as well as a background in computer programming, computer networks, and computer forensics.
Major requirements include:
The Cyber Criminology major requires the completion of 44 semester credits with 11 required courses (4 credits each). Students take courses in both the Criminal Justice and Computer Science Departments with an equal number of courses from both majors.